Last Updated on November 12, 2015
Granting the Approval in Principle for Eligible Applicants
Applicants would typically want to be members of the live-in caregiver class in accordance with the provisions specified in R113. The Case Processing Centre in Vegreville, Alberta (CPC-V) would need to send a letter to the eligible applicants informing them that the authorities have granted them an approval in principle. The letter could also instruct the applicants to provide any further information necessary for the officers to proceed with processing the application for permanent residence under the Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP). Readers could view the sample letter given below:
The Sample Letter When the Live-in Caregiver is Approved In Principle
This letter acknowledges receipt of your application for permanent resident status in Canada.
It has been determined that you meet the eligibility requirements to apply for permanent resident status as a member of the live-in caregiver class.
However, a final decision will not be made until all remaining requirements for becoming a permanent
resident have been met. All of your family members, both in Canada and abroad, must pass medical and background checks. Even if your family members abroad are not applying to join you in Canada at this time, they must pass medical and background checks. You cannot become a permanent resident until you and your family members have met admissibility requirements, including medical examinations if required, criminal and security checks.
If you are not already in possession of an open work permit and you wish to work elsewhere, or do not
possess a valid study permit and wish to attend school for more than six months, you may apply for either or both. If you wish to apply for a study permit, be sure to include a letter from the educational institution you plan to attend. The letter should outline the type of course or program you are registered for, the start date and the expected completion date.
The client number shown in the upper right corner of this letter is your personal identification number.
This number provides access to information on your file and, as such, for your own protection, you should not allow any other person to use this number. When sending correspondence to Citizenship and Immigration Canada, please be sure to include your personal identification number. Failure to include this number could result in the return of your correspondence unanswered.
If you require further assistance, please contact the CIC Call Centre (1-888-242-2100 or TTY at 1-888-576-8502) and be prepared to quote your client number and answer several questions to confirm your
identity. General information and application kits may also be obtained through our website at http://www.cic.gc.ca.
The authorities permit approved applicants and any family members in Canada at the time they receive the approval in principle to apply for an open work permit. These individuals would also be exempt from the Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) / Service Canada validation. This is in accordance with the provisions specified in R207.
For obtaining an open work permit, applicants approved in principle would need to submit the Application to Change Conditions, Extend My Stay or Remain in Canada (IMM 1249) to the Case Processing Centre in Vegreville, Alberta (CPC-V). Many applicants would also opt for submitting their applications for open work permits at the same time as their applications for permanent residence.
It is worth mentioning that the if the applicant’s temporary resident status is valid at the time of their application for an open work permit, the caregiver’s status as a worker would continue under the same conditions. This would remain the case until the authorities have finalised the applicant’s application for an open work permit and have notified the applicant of their decision i.e. implied status.
Source: Citizenship and Immigration